Erica Power > Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC
Crown Office Chambers
2 CROWN OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HJ
England

Position

Product liability, clinical negligence and personal injury. In product liability she has particular experience in group actions involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She is currently instructed in the Metal on Metal hip litigation. Recent cases include the PIP Breast Implant Litigation and litigation relating to TVT (vaginal mesh) and gastric bands. She also acted in the in the Oral Contraceptive Group Litigation. Her clinical negligence practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work. She is regularly instructed by the NHSLA and other defence organisations. She is involved in a wide range of cases such as severe obstetric injury, delayed diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic and vascular injury and GP failures in respect of diagnosis and/or treatment.

Career

Educated at Wycombe Abbey School, Trinity College Cambridge and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM). Called 1990. Inns of Court Studentship (1989, Lincoln’s Inn Hardwick and Kennedy Scholarships (1990).

Languages

Basic French, even more basic Danish.

Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (1988 BA (Hons) Law; 1994 MA); University of Virginia School of Law (1989 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Erica PowerCrown Office ChambersErica has huge experience in the field of product liability. She is a formidable opponent. She is unfailingly courteous, she also has a steely determination and resolve. She is an excellent and clear advocate. She is also devastating on paper. And is the senior junior of choice for many insurers.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Erica PowerCrown Office ChambersSuperb advocate and thorough in her cross-examination. Never afraid of a challenge and always very forensic in her analysis which pays dividends when a case comes to trial.

At Crown Office Chambers, ‘very experienced barristers‘ offer clients ‘exceptional clinical negligence expertise‘. As well as acting for claimants and defendants on complex and high-value claims arising out of birth injury, failure to diagnose medical conditions, and negligent surgery, the set also frequently acts in cross-complimentary cases concerning product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. Alexander Antelme QC is acting for the appellant in Dr Mario Schembri v Ian Marshall, a fatal claim following on from a pulmonary embolism, in a case which potentially impacts on the use of statistics in medical cases, especially in assessing causation. ‘One of the more impressive senior-juniors at the clinical negligence Bar‘, Erica Power has ‘a very sound understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of mediation’. The newly ranked Nadia Whittaker is ‘fearless and highly recommended for particularly contentious cases‘.